Things to see & do – Adelaide, South Australia

The Adabco Boutique Hotel is only a short walk from Adelaide’s central entertainment and shopping precincts, close by the beautiful Rymill Park location of popular events Fringe Festival and Clipsal and on the fringe of Adelaide’s restaurant and café hub, Hutt Street. Adelaide can offer an array of things to see and do across the city, including local attractions, events and festivals, nightlife, restaurants, shopping, business, services and transport. For more information on things to see and do visit, click here.

North Terrace

North Terrace is Adelaide’s leafy, cultural boulevard, visitors can immerse themselves in a sensual feast of wine, art, theatre, books, displays, exhibitions, memorials and exotic plant life. Start by introducing yourself to South Australia’s extraordinary wine regions at the National Wine Centre, where over 120 different South Australian wines can be tasted. Meander through the beautiful and exotic Adelaide Botanic Gardens before exploring the  world-class exhibitions and displays at the renowned Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum and State Library of South Australia. Further to the West, you’ll encounter Government and Parliament Houses and a stunning stretch of parklands to enjoy.

Riverbank Precinct

The Riverbank Precinct is a tranquil precinct of parklands, cafes, restaurants and entertainment centres all dotted along the River Torrens. This precinct is linked by a magnificent, architecturally designed footbridge to create a unique entertainment playground of festivals, art, dance, music, theatre, exhibitions and sport. Whether it’s a show at the acclaimed Festival Centre, an AFL game at Adelaide Oval, an event or exhibition at the Convention Centre or even a flutter at the Adelaide Casino; it’s all part of a unique variety of experiences in food, entertainment, culture, and events.


If shopping is more your thing, the Adabco Boutique Hotel is a short walk to Adelaide’s premier shopping precinct, Rundle Mall. The recently refurbished mall is home to all the major retail brands and is alive with a variety of buskers, spruikers, outdoor cafés and entertainment. Heading east, Rundle Mall changes to Rundle Street a home to a string of unique and funky boutiques, Palace Nova Cinemas, pubs and many cafés and restaurants.

Dining & Markets

Adelaide has an amazing array of cafes, restaurants and markets to enjoy. The closest being Hutt Street, Adelaide’s Mediterranean dining hub, including popular Boccelli offering Italian influenced breakfast, lunch and dinner options including in room dining service for Adabco guests. If you’re looking for a special night out Mayfair Hotel, on King William Street, offers stunning fine dining at their Mayflower Restaurant and Bar. There are also several other fine dining options dotted around the city so be sure to check with our friendly team for suggestions.

Just 10 minutes walk, or a short free bus ride away (from Hutt Street), is the Adelaide Central Market. The fresh food market is an Adelaide institution where people come from all over the city to shop for fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, breads and bakery items, cheeses, small goods, sweets, nuts, health foods and much more all under one roof. If you’re after a more substantial meal, the international flavours of Gouger Street’s many restaurants and cafés are right next door to the Central Markets also.


The Adabco Boutique Hotel is nestled on the quiet and quaint Wakefield Street, only a short walk and you will reach Adelaide’s popular bar scenes along Rundle Street East, Peel, Gresham and Leigh Streets. These bustling, vibrant streets are full of small intimate bars, pubs, live music venues, dance clubs, and a variety of international eateries. For something special, visit HENNESSY Rooftop Bar in the Mayfair Hotel, its Adelaide newest luxury bar with an amazing range of champagnes, wines, cocktails and boutique beers.


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